“Maybe your group could work to wipe out hunger. Or to ensure health care for families. Or to expose and obliterate sexual abuse and exploitation of kids. Maybe you could put your Christian values to work gathering up toys — or, I don’t know, coats? — for kids that might not otherwise have them come Christmas. Objecting to this particular ad because it somehow “promotes” or “threatens” anything is so patently ridiculous that I’m kind of surprised that the Moms didn’t opt to bank what shreds of credibility they might have left and just sit this one out. If you really live the kind of life where a woman simply appearing on your TV screen can be construed — even as a huge stretch — to be a problem of any kind, frankly you should be spending less time being outraged, and more time on your knees, tearfully thanking that God of yours for giving you such an easy and obstacle-free road to walk.”
Originally posted on Queer Landia:
Surprising approximately no one anywhere, (Nowhere Near) One Million Moms has chimed in on JC Penney’s latest, apparently hugely offensive, television ad, starring the biggest threat to American Family Values since the fully functioning brain, Ellen Degeneres.
As you probably know, One Million Moms is a group whose membership is exaggerated in its name by about 95%, specifically spawned by the American Family Association first to take and then to publicize “offense” to all things gay that threaten The Children. That they take offense to the insidious threat to decency that is Ellen in general is not news, nor the fact that they have already launched one “boycott” of JC Penney, based on their choice of Ellen as a spokesperson, that made the company rich beyond its wildest dreams. Where One Million Moms’ Facebook page (before they took it down) reached a zenith of about 50,000 “Likes,” the Facebook page “1 Million People Who Support Ellen for JC Penney” sits pretty at more like 325,000; if the influence of these “moms” is not debatable (and here we are, talking about them again), its effectiveness certainly is.